I love looking at pictures of families and trying to see the resemblances. I especially love doing this with my own kids.
When the doctor handed Lyla to me for the first time, the first thing I said was, "Oh my goodness she looks just like me." I don't know why this surprised me... probably because Benjamin didn't look a thing like me when he was born.
|Lyla and me on the operating table (c-section) - A few seconds old|
|Lyla and me at the hospital - 1 day old|
|Grant and Benjamin napping on the sofa - about 1 week old|
However, as Benjamin and Lyla are both getting older, we are noticing that they are looking more and more like the opposite parent. If you can get past the shiny blonde hair, blue eyes, and fact that he is a boy, Benjamin looks JUST like I did at his age. And you might not recognize rough hairy Grant in Lyla's beautiful delicate face at first, but there is a very strong resemblance there. (Both of them got Grant's gorgeous blue eyes).
|Lyla and Grant at the park - 2 months old|
|Left: me as a toddler - Right: Jam at 22 months|
I think that at this age, Benjamin and I have the same nose, mouth, ears, and face shape. What's weird is how Benjamin and Lyla both look so much like both Grant and me, and yet they don't look ANYTHING like each other.
Here are a few pictures of me as a toddler that I came across while I was visiting my parents.
|My little brother and me|
|My brother, 2 of my cousins, and me|
|The cousins (minus one who is yet to be born)|
Who do you think Benjamin and Lyla look more like?